“I now pronounce you man and wife, you may kiss the bride“.
These words are usually the ones you hear at a wedding with a grey haired minister holding a bible as you declare your vows and undying love to your newly wedded husband or wife. This is a ‘normal‘ situation. Now take the minister out of the equation and add in a 30 inch monitor and a virtual minister and that’s about as nerdy as you’re going to get. This is how IT consultant and web developer Miguel Hanson and Diana Wesley got married over the weekend.
Mr Hanson created a minister software program, when the couple couldn’t get a friend to serve as the minister. One half of the screen you can see the virtual minister which is an animated square with blue eyes and thin glasses. He’s voice can be heard through a sound system, while the text of what he’s saying will show up on the other half of the screen. The computer will greet the couple’s 30 or so guests in a mechanical, robotic voice, give a little history about how they met and then go through the ceremony. The virtual minister, nicknamed ‘Rev. Bit,’ also will crack a joke or two.
Strange, but true!
Via Daily Mail